The new bookstore downtown, which I wrote about last week, is supposed to have its “soft opening” today, from what I’ve heard. The building still had no signage, though, when I drove by last night. The official grand opening (complete with ribbon cutting) is slated for Thursday, April 24.
I went down Friday after posting here and helped organize a few shelves. What a task! It was fun, though. While I was there, I heard a few tidbits:
• Tentative, initial hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is dependent upon traffic, however; if no one comes in until 9:30 a.m., consistently, why open at 8 a.m.?
• I think it’s Trish Houston’s venture, although she’s certainly not in it alone.
• Something about having a credit system, if a customer brings in books to sell, that customer will in turn receive some sort of credit toward books to buy. I’m not sure what the system is, though.
I guess I hurried my previous post, because I apparently omitted several things I meant to write.
I’m excited about this bookstore for a number of reasons:
• Books are good, and thus bookstores are good;
• The addition of a retail shop; should help downtown; and
• It’s not affiliated with any chain, and I’m all for independent businesses.
Here’s its website again.